Book #79319
Item #79319 Commentaries on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Foreign and Inland. Joseph Story.
Commentaries on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Foreign and Inland...

Commentaries on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Foreign and Inland...

First Edition of One of the Standard American Texts of the Nineteenth Century Story, Joseph [1779-1845]. Commentaries on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Foreign and Inland, As Administered in England and America; with Occasional Illustrations from the Commercial Law of the Nations of Continental Europe. Boston: Charles C. Little & James Brown/London: A. Maxwell & Son, 1843. xxiv, 608 pp. Octavo (9-1/4" x 5-3/4"). Period-style speckled calf, blind fillets to boards, gilt-edged raised bands and lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges, hinges mended with cloth. Light fading to spine, negligible wear to corners. Moderate toning to interior, occasional light foxing, tiny chips to edges of several leaves, small tear to top margin of pp. 541-580 not affecting text, pencil check marks to margins of a few pages. $700. * First edition. Story's treatise on bills of exchange was a standard text during the nineteenth century. As Marvin notes, it was certainly the most complete and wide-ranging text of its day. In addition to American and English sources, it draws on the work of Heineccius and other civil-law jurists. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 673. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2555.

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